Definitions

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  • adj. Having some specific type of nose
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of nose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a nose, or such a nose; -- chiefly used in composition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a nose; especially, having a nose of a certain kind specified by a qualifying word: as, long-nosed; hook-nosed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a nose (either literal or metaphoric) especially of a specified kind

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Examples

  • Pet Corner - Ailments of the nose Continued from last week Difficult breathing in short-nosed dogs Certain breeds

    Stabroek News

  • NOEL: Well, the car turned side ways in the road, and went kind of nosed down in the rushing water and the back was up in the air, and it was against a barbed wire fence.

    CNN Transcript Aug 17, 2007

  • And I started talking to Hillary about this, and she kind of nosed around up here.

    Remarks By President At Dedication Of Anderson Cottage

  • And I started talking to Hillary about this, and she kind of nosed around up here, and we know we knew about the home because of all the work that the veterans here do for the White House, and one thing led to another and this became one of our millennial treasures.

    CNN Transcript - Special Event: President Clinton Dedicates Lincoln Summer Retreat as National Monument - July 7, 2000

  • Each was "nosed", then eyeballed through Mr MacLean's red-rimmed monocle for its colour, and finally sipped by all, before scores out of ten were noted.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • I know it is next to impossible to convince any hard nosed liberal or conservative that the current system is broke and Keynesian economics is going to always be a system of big boom and big bust cycles, due to governments involvement.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: April 13, 2010

  • On the frozen river four coyotes nosed around the north shore margins.

    Bird Cloud

  • While McGee tried to force his way into the highlights, Trevor Booker made his way there through some hard-nosed play.

    Rough schedule wearing on Wizards

  • I cannot find anything I would consider out-of-line, and I'm a bit hard-nosed about those things.

    Retiring in Mexico

  • Mobile from a corrupted backwater into an important international port and the steel town of Birmingham from a hard nosed, racist steel mill forge to a city engaged in more intellectual endeavors.

    Plan Puebla-Panama. Yay or Nay?

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